Palmeiras and Santos travel from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro to define the Copa Libertadores 2020 champion in an all-Brazilian duel at Estadio Maracaná. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, and how to watch or live stream it in the US.
Palmeiras suffered more than necessary to eliminate River Plate in the semi-finals of the tournament but they completed the job and now are looking to win their 2nd Copa Libertadores trophy against an old rival.
Santos did have an easier path to this game, beating Boca Juniors 3-0 at home to confirm their participation in this round of the tournament. They are looking to get their 4th Copa Libertadores championship and the first one in 10 years.
Palmeiras vs Santos: Match Information
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Location: Estadio Maracaná, Rio de Janeiro
Palmeiras vs Santos: Time By State In The U.S.
ET: 3:00 PM
CT: 2:00 PM
MT: 1:00 PM
PT: 12:00 PM
Palmeiras vs Santos: Storylines and Head-To-Head
Palmeiras landed here after demolishing Delfín in the Round of 16 with an 8-1 aggregate. They beat Libertad in the quarter-finals with a final 4-1 aggregate before facing River Plate. After winning the first game of the series 3-0, they lost and were really close to going to the penalty shootouts when River won the second game 2-0.
This game will give them an opportunity to dissipate all the doubts they left after the second-leg semi-final game. El Verdäo are ready to beat Santos and get crowned Libertadores champion for the second time in their history.
Santos lifted their level round after round. They first struggled to beat LDU Quito and advanced to the quarter-finals thanks to away goals. In the quarter-finals, they had the harder rival on paper, with Gremio trying to take them out of the competition. Well, Santos didn’t have many problems and demolished El Tricolor with a 5-2 aggregate.
Against Boca Juniors, they had to play hard in the first game of the series but when they returned home, the Argentine side had nothing to do against them. Now they will try to demonstrate they are one of the biggest teams in South America when facing a huge rival.
This will be the first time these two face each other in the Copa Libertadores. In total, they’ve played against each other 47 times, with Palmeiras winning 18 games, Santos winning 16 and tying 12 matches.
Palmeiras vs Santos: Copa Libertadores 2020 Top Scorers
Palmeiras: Luiz Adriano, Rony (5 each)
Santos: Kaio Jorge (5)
How to watch or live stream online Palmeiras vs Santos in the U.S.
Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español will broadcast this electrifying game between two of the best Brazilian teams in history in the United States.
Palmeiras vs Santos: Predictions
This game is very hard to predict. We are in front of two historical teams that know what it’s like to win this tournament. They have great players and have shown a big level this season. Added to the fact that they’re playing at neutral ground, it makes things very complicated. However, Santos seems to be the favorites to win the game.
Yes, they haven’t had the best couple of games in Brazilian Serie A but this team are focused on the Copa Libertadores and nothing else. They proved that when they beat an inspired Gremio and Boca, the Argentine tournament champion. This team are ready to win this tournament and not even Palmeiras will be able to stop them.
* Odds TBD